Aug 4, 2013 1:00pm PDT
governing or working with joe biden. that's big tension right now for him. >> ted cruz and company from that tea party group that you just mentioned, they have not formally endorsed senator mcconnell now that bevins is in the race. you know, to that point, maria, we used to make fun of the house because we said, you know, all those tea partiers and boehner, he can't seem to control his people, but it kind of seems like that brand of crazy is starting to find its way into the senate. >> very much so. but the difference between senate and house is that senate realizes it still does need to be legislated. they did pass the farm bill and sent it back to the house. same thing with the budget and with immigration. it is still very much on the house site to learn how to legislate and recognizing their role in order to not just make sure they continue working but also because they realize they may have a shot at regaining the senate in 2014. and more importantly a shot at white house. that's not the dysfunction right now, seeping through the republican party on the house side, doesn't just past
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that vice president joe biden, a 30-year senator, was heavily involved in it. he was so far out on the limb it was pathetic. he didn't have backing from the u.s. coming, nato, arab league, denounced by egypt, denounced by jordan. this was a loser. a limited military strike wasn't going to change the situation on the ground. >> general, we have also seen reports that some within the military, actually, wrls concerned about the way the president was proceeding. i would assume this alays some of their concerns as well. >> nobody with eight brain cell who had military experience thought this was a good idea. there was a letter that said don't get involved in a ground civil war. if you do get involved. if you've written your political objective and you want to deter assad from threatening his own people. 100,000 dead. ruined half the country. then use meaningful military american measures. it could destroy the syrian armed forces in 60 days. but not with 200 tomahawks. >> when you hear the president talk about a limited strike. that sounds shorter than 60 days. how realistic do you think it is?